Post # 1
Although I am hair challenged with my hot rollers (the only time I could use them was my honeymoon 3 years ago in Europe) and other tools, I had some birthday money and purchased this curling wand:
I have no idea how to use it. I’ve tried watching tutorials on YouTube (IrisJ) but no luck. I’ve always washed my hair the day before I want to style. I use L’Anza products.
I think I must have got caught up in my friends having these wands because I don’t know where to start!
Any tips would be appreciated! Thank you!!! 🙂
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2015 - City Hall NYC
When I use my curling wand I hold it facing down, wrap a small bunch of hair around it and count to 10.
Hope that helps
Post # 4
Mine came with a heat proof glove so you don’t have to worry about burning the hand that holds the hair. It helps a lot.
Post # 5
you can wash your hair the day before or the day of. Although if you have flat or oily hair naturally and want the volume, it’s best to wash it day of. When using hot tools, don’t blow dry your hair with a brush, as the force of air from the dryer stretches the hair out to be Straighter, which will effect it from holding a curl or wave. Always finger dry your hair as opposed to using brushes. Once dried, divide the hair into sections. sections vary in size depending on the tightness of curl you want. If tighter curls, take a section that is smaller (1/4 inch) if you want looser curls, take thicker sections (1 inch) wrap the roots of the hair starting at the base of the wand (wider part near the handle) and continue wrapping it towards the tip of the wand. Go all the way down to the ends until you are pinching the very tip of your hair and feel the heat (to avoid fish hook ends) (don’t get burned of course) hold for roughly 10 seconds and release.
I don’t use products but my hair holds pretty well, if your hair doesn’t, you can use a light hair spray before each section. Not a heavy spray as it will make your hair crunchy and won’t move as nicely.
Dont forget to use heat protection sprays, especially if your heating tools are not ionic, or infrared.
Good luck :))
Post # 7
If you use it like me, you grab a section of hair, wrap your hair around the wand, burn the crap out of your fingers and neck, count to 10, let the hair fall, look at the totally jacked-up “hair thing” that resulted, and immediately grab your straightener instead. But I may be doing it wrong.
Post # 8
For some reason, I have two left hands when I try to curl my hair with a wand or regular curing iron. I bought the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver and it has changed my life! If you could, return the wand, and exchange for this. You wont regret it!